2020 / 2021 / 2022 Chinese Public Holiday Calendar

In China, there are public holidays on 7 legal festivals in a year, namely New Year's Day, Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), Qingming Festival, May Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, and National Day.

Some people have a half day off on the following four days or anniversaries including Women's Day, Youth Day, Children's Day and Army Day of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. Women have half day off on Women's Day. Young people over 14 years of age have a half day off on Youth Day. Children under 14 years old have a day off on Children's Day. Active members of the army have a half-day off on Army Day.

People celebrate many other festivals but they do not have time off: Arbor Day, International Nurses' Day, Anniversary of the Founding of the Chinese Communist Party, Teachers' Day and Journalists' Day.

Here is a detailed 2020 / 2021 / 2022 China public holiday schedule for your reference:

List of National Public Holidays of China in 2020 / 2021 / 2022

 
Festival Date 2020 days off 2021 days off 2022 days off
New Year's Day Jan. 1

Jan. 1, 2020

Jan. 1 - 3, 2021 Jan. 1 - 3, 2022
Chinese New Year

in Jan. or Feb.

Jan. 25, 2020; Holiday: Jan. 24 - 30

Feb. 12, 2021; Holiday: Feb. 11 - 17 Feb. 1, 2022; Holiday: Jan. 31 - Feb. 6
Qingming Festival Apr. 4 or 5

Apr. 4, 2020; Holiday: Apr. 4 - 6

Apr. 4, 2021; Holiday: Apr. 3 - 5 Apr. 5, 2022; Holiday: Apr. 3 - 5
May Day May 1 May 1 - 5, 2020 May 1 - 3, 2021 Apr. 30 - May. 2 , 2022
Dragon Boat Festival the 5th day of the 5th lunar month Jun. 25, 2020; Holiday: Jun. 25 - 27 Jun. 14, 2021; Holiday: Jun. 12 - 14 Jun. 3, 2022; Holiday: Jun. 3 - 5
Mid-Autumn Day the 15th day of the 8th lunar month Oct. 1, 2020, within the 
National Day holiday.
Sep. 21, 2021; Holiday: Sep. 19 - 21 Sep. 10, 2022; Holiday: Sep. 10 - 12
National Day Oct. 1 Oct. 1  - 7, 2020, prolong to Oct. 8 Oct. 1  - 7, 2021 Oct. 1  - 7, 2022
 
 

China Holidays for Certain Groups

 
Festival Date Official Holidays 2020 / 2021 / 2022 days off
Women's Day Mar. 8 half day for women half day of Mar. 8
Youth Day May 4 half day for youth above 14 years old half day of May 4
Children's Day Jun. 1 1 day for children under 13 years old Jun. 1
Army Day of Chinese PLA Aug. 1 half day for active army half day of Aug. 1
 
 

Other Festivals & Anniversaries in China

 
Festival Date Official Holidays
Arbor Day Mar. 12 no days off
International Nurse Day May 12 no days off
Anniversary of the Founding of CCP Jul. 1 no days off
Victory Day Sep. 3 no days off
Teachers' Day Sep. 10 no days off
Journalists' Day Nov. 8 no days off
 
- Last modified on Nov. 22, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on 2020 / 2021 / 2022 Public Holiday Calendar
Asked by Jules from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 19, 2019 22:15Reply
Hohhot School Holidays
Hi, Just wondering if anyone may know where we could find school holiday dates for Hohhot, Inner Mongolia as we would like to avoid these dates. Many thanks,
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Answered by Eira from CANADA | Nov. 20, 2019 17:29
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July, August, January and early February will be the school holidays.
Answered by Jules from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 21, 2019 00:02
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Thank you, much appreciated.
Asked by Aaron from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 06, 2019 21:21Reply
Dec 24 2019 is peak/normal day price Shanghai Disneyland
I want to know what is price category (normal, peak, peak holiday) of Dec 24 2019 (Tuesday) Shanghai Disneyland. Thank you very much
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Answered by Samuel from CANADA | Nov. 07, 2019 18:05
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Well, actually, the ticket fares at that time doesn't be released by the official website. You are suggested to check the information before going there.
Asked by Kim from SINGAPORE | Oct. 31, 2019 20:32Reply
The crowd on 26th December
I am planning to go Shanghai on 22nd to 26th Dec. I want to visit Disneyland, however I am not sure if I should go on 23rd (after the day we landed) or on 26th Dec after Xmas. Because we want the most less crowd when we visit. I checked that school holidays for Shanghai is on 18th Jan onward but read that 26th Dec is also a boxing day. Please advise which date is the best should I go?
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Answered by Fanny from NETHERLANDS | Nov. 03, 2019 22:13
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Well, generally speaking, it will have less tourists in weekdays. As I know, there are always crowded people on weekends and holidays.
Asked by Valentine from KENYAN | Sep. 21, 2019 12:00Reply
I trying to decide whether to travel to Beijing or Guangzhou for the national day holiday in October
Which do you suggest
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Answered by Arlene from CANADA | Sep. 22, 2019 20:29
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Well, both these two cities have many popular scenic areas. You can choose one of them. There are many crowded people because it is the national holiday.
Asked by Novi from SINGAPORE | Sep. 17, 2019 04:22Reply
Hi, planning to visit Shanghai Disney on March , how is the crowd will like?
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Answered by Charlotte from CANADA | Sep. 17, 2019 18:30
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Generally speaking, it is not the tourist high peak season. There will have fewer tourists in March than holidays.
Answered by leon from CHINA | Oct. 15, 2019 19:49
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Always remember, this is China there are always many people at Disney not just tourists. It is also very expensive and you will wait at least an hour for each ride or activity.
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